Moab Area Fire Restrictions from the BLM & National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Canyon Country Fire Zone
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah 84532
STAGE ONE: FIRE PREVENTION ORDER - UTY002-12-001
Due to extremely dry conditions and pursuant to regulations of the Department of Interior, 43 CFR 9212.2 the
following acts are prohibited on federal lands, roads, trails and waterways, described below by the Bureau of Land
Management-Canyon Country Fire Zone. This order is effective 12:00 a.m., on the 08 day of June, 2012 and will
remain in effect until rescinded by the Bureau of Land Management-Canyon Country District Manager.
- Lighting, building. maintaining, attending or using open wood burning camp, cooking or warming fire of any kind
except as otherwise authorized (see authorized acts under the order).
- Discharging, using or possession of any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices. These
acts are prohibited on all Utah BLM lands (Fire Prevention Order UT91O-12-001).
- Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed,
maintained and in effective working order.
- Cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of vegetation.
Authorized acts under the order
- Devices fueled by petroleum or liquid propane gas (LPG) products with a shut-off valve are allowed in areas clear
of flammable vegetation (10 foot by 10 foot).
- Charcoal burning is allowed in developed campgrounds or picnic grounds within permanent fire rings or grills
constructed of metal or concrete. In undeveloped camping locations charcoal must be set in metal pans in areas
clear of flammable vegetation (10 foot by 10 foot). Extinguish with water when unattended.
- Smoking is allowed in areas clear of flammable vegetation (10 foot by 10 foot). Cigarettes and matches must be
properly extinguished before disposed of (please do not litter).
The following persons are exempt from the order
All exemptions to the restrictions will be handled through local "permits" issued by the authorized officer for activities
that will not conflict with the purpose of the order (43 CFR 9212.3).
All Bureau of Land Management-Canyon Country Fire Zone lands located in south eastern Utah in Carbon, Emery, Grand
and San Juan counties. (See Fire Prevention Order Map)
Individuals violating this order can be subject to a $1000 fine and associated fire suppression and rehabilitation costs (43
Fire prevention order information may be obtained at www.UtahFireInfo.gov or by contacting the BLM Canyon
Country Fire Zone Prevention Specialist at 435-259-2184.
National Park Service - Southeast Utah Group News Release
Date: June 14, 2012
Due to the continued very high fire danger and current level of fire activity in the State of Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.
Fires are permitted only in designated fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic areas. All open fires are prohibited in backcountry campsites. However, petroleum fueled stoves and grills will still be permitted in designated backcountry campsites, as well as developed campgrounds and picnic areas. Smoking is also prohibited, except within enclosed vehicles, parking lots or developed areas that are cleared of all flammable materials for at least three feet in diameter. Visitors are reminded to exercise caution and to properly extinguish all lighted smoking materials.
In the river corridors where there are no designated campsites, petroleum fueled stoves are probably the safest method for cooking, however charcoal fires will be allowed if completely contained within a metal fire pan.
Cannon stated that “the fire season has arrived extremely early to Utah this year and firefighting resources are likely to be stretched to the limit. In cooperation with local, state and other federal agencies, we must take these precautions to ensure the safety of park visitors and resources.”
These fire restrictions are effective beginning June 14, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect until further notice.